Ille De Cocos: The Journal

Ille De Cocos Journal

Marylebone Alfresco Pop Up

Ille De Cocos Spring Sweaters

For one day only, we'll be popping up in London's beautiful Marylebone village on Saturday, 11th June at our very first outdoor sample sale. Expect to find one of a kind luxury pieces at sample prices as well as exclusive discounts on current season styles. Held in the stunning grounds of St Marylebone Parish church, as part of the Cabbages and Frocks Queen's Birthday celebrations, there will be an eclectic mix of food, fashion and accessories...too many reasons not to come along!

Saturday 11th June, 11am - 5pm

St Marylebone Parish Church Grounds, Marylebone High Street, W1U 5BA

Brighton Pop Up

Brighton Pop Up

We're heading down south for the month of May, swapping our beloved London Town for the seaside charm and cultural buzz of Brighton. We've teamed up with some amazing independent design-led brands to create a Pop Up boutique in the infamous North Laine area. You'll find an edit of beautiful and inspired pieces from Women's and Children's clothing to jewellery and homewares.

This exciting event runs alongside the Brighton Festival, an annual celebration of music, theatre, comedy and much more...To celebrate, we're running a collective giveaway for one lucky shopper to win £50 credit to spend with any of us. We hope to see you there!

Design-Led Pop Up Shop, Saturday 7th May - Friday 3rd June

3 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UP

Ille De Cocos X Wolf & Badger Spring shopping event

Ille De Coco xWolf & Badger shopping event

We're taking over the Notting Hill branch of Wolf & Badger this Saturday, 16th April. Join us for a glass of bubbles, enjoy 20% OFF and swap effortless style tips with founder of Ille De Cocos, Deola Charles.

S A V E  T H E  D A T E!

WOLF & BADGER

46 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AB

Candy Stripes, Red Lips and Lovers

 

Ille De Coco and Spilt Milk

Blogger Spilt Milk wears Ille De Cocos candy stripes and dreams of wafting about in nothing but red lipstick and her lover's shirt ☺. Here she shares the realities of life as a recent mum and beauty and style blogger.

I love what I do because...

I’ve ended up doing a bit of everything - a Jack of all trades and master of none! By some weird twist of fate (I can't claim any planning went into this) I now spend half of the week at home (mostly out shopping ☺) with my daughter, half of the week in my 'day job' and the rest of the time in-between frantically slapping skincare products on my face and blogging about acne, espadrilles and how to combat grey hair. I love the variety (and contrast) it brings to my post-maternity leave life and since starting to blog as the 'spilt milk' I've really developed a passion for photography and writing. I always knew that I was obsessed with buying clothes and beauty products (sigh) - but it has been so much fun channelling my creative juices (daaarling) into something completely new. In addition, I've also been able to 'justify' buying more stuff. Yeah, go blogging!

I find inspiration...

Anywhere I can take my phone and have a good old scroll through Instagram. I'd like to pretend that I am inspired by passers-by whilst nibbling on a soy, sourdough crostini in a Shoreditch eatery. But the reality since having a baby 7 months ago is that I don't go out like I used to. On the odd occasion that I am out I am generally either too plastered to notice other people's looks or I'm with my daughter and consumed by trying to rescue teething toys that have been chucked on a rancid cafe floor. So the majority of my inspiration comes from a good old style stalk on Instagram, whilst breastfeeding or sitting on the loo. There is so much accessible stuff out there, like @dresslikeamum @chloelovestoshop @nowweare40 that you don't need to leave your sofa to get an outfit sorted. God bless the Internet and home delivery.

Great style to me is...

Effortless chic. If I could be reincarnated as a Parisian waif with flawless skin and a penchant for wearing nothing but red lipstick and her lover's shirt then I would. Sadly, I ain't that gal. But being comfortable in what you wear is the key to any outfit (in addition to highly structured underwear).

I'm currently coveting...

A decent night's sleep and about 4kg of postpartum weight loss. Both of these things seem unlikely so I'd settle for a really great pair of dungarees. This kind of ties (seamlessly) into the next question, which is...

What is big for Spring?

Dungarees and jumpsuits are absolutely everywhere but I can't seem to find any that have made me look anything other than bulky and a bit of a loser. Maje had an amazing looking pair of black denim dungarees that I quite fancied - so probably those with a pair of dungaree shaped Spanx would be first on my list. 

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For your beauty and style fix, (or simply to be entertained!) follow Spilt Milk blog or find her on Instagram @the_spilt_milk.

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3 denim-inspired looks to refresh your Spring wardrobe

Whether your thinking of splashing out on the new perfect pair of jeans or reviving and refreshing your old-faithfuls, Spring-time at Ille De Cocos is always a good time to go back-to-denim. To coincide with the launch of our new Spring blues, we've searched for the perfect denim partners for modern, effortless, everyday looks you can recreate. Complete with this seasons pick of chic footwear.

Look 1: Triple Denim is the new Double Denim

Ille De Coco denim outfit inspiration

Merino Poncho Sweater by Ille De Cocos

Le Skinny de Jeanne distressed mid-rise jeans by Frame Denim

The King Kitty Pumps by Charlotte Olympia

 

Look 2: Super Stars & Stripes
Ille De Coco denim outfit inspiration
Look 3: Qui, Moi? Boyfriends are forever
Ille De Coco denim outfit inspiration